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“Passed 1st time in three months”

Written on: 10/08/2016 by Copelandjo487 (1 review written)

Started in May and before i knew it it i had already passed by August. Instructor was straight to the point and didn't waste time and would get me going asap. Was sometimes late but would make up at the end. However i would definitely recommend BDS… Read Full Review

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“WORST EVER !”

Written on: 08/03/2016 by Kaelyn455 (1 review written)

I was learning to drive with Bennett’s for 9 months, after which my instructor had informed me he was leaving in 2 weeks which gave me absolutely no time at all to find a replacement instructor with only a few weeks to my practical this left me feeling angry as I knew he knew he was moving longer than the time he gave me to prepare for his leave. My instructor told me he would contact his manager and get a replacement instructor for me to take over straight away he did not even contact his… Read Full Review

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Written on: 15/06/2016

We are very sorry that you feel this way however I endeavor to understand that if our company was that bad why did you continue to learn with us for 9 months. We cannot help that our instructor was relocating and that all of the other instructors in your area are full with other clients. Again we are sorry about this and wish you every success in the future in passing your driving test.

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“Waste of money ”

Written on: 05/10/2015 by Elliott59 (1 review written)

Instructors insist on 2 hour lessons which don't always suit, pricey at almost 40 pound per lesson. I would not get the full 2 hours driving as my instructor would insist on driving around an industrial estate for half of the lesson. Never any communication, I would tell them my availability before hand to find out that I've been booked in for something completely different to what I specified I could do. Also being cancelled on last minute was common often 20 minutes before your lesson.. The… Read Full Review

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“Awful ”

Written on: 08/09/2015 by Brogant279 (1 review written)

A waste of time and money, short hours on every lesson due to some excuse or another. My instructor was arrogant and impatient. Spend a litle more and get a quality instructor… Read Full Review

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“Swansea area driving instructors are truly, truly awful”

Written on: 22/07/2015 by HudsonMurray (1 review written)

My son and his friend used Bennetts for up to a year before switching Driving schools, why we persevered we will never know. They insist on two hour lessons (costing £40 per wk), two hour lessons certainly did not suit my son. The instructors used were highly useless and uninspiring. If you did not want two hours lessons it was tough luck. I could go on a rant and list many of the schools deficits, however it's better just to inform prospective customers to stay as far away from this… Read Full Review

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“Disgusting Service ”

Written on: 15/06/2015 by disgustedparent (1 review written)

My daughter trusted this company to help her through her test, she has failed three times and has booked another test this driving school advertise a guaranteed pass for a crash course costing £500 they have now turned there back on my daughter and have told her to find someone else an absolute joke and I will be reporting them for there behaviour and false statements. I am in business and if I treated my customers like this I would not be in business for very long, I would advise all parents… Read Full Review

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“Amazing”

Written on: 02/04/2015 by SantiagoLawrence245 (1 review written)

reallt great instuctors… Read Full Review

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“Well Recommended had the instructor in Swansea thank...”

Written on: 30/08/2014 by Shasha26 (1 review written)

I would highly recommend Bennetts to anyone,I got to know about Bennetts through recommendation .I had the best instructor ever, a very patient person she tought me the best thechnics one can ever use to drive at first I found driving hard and I never thought I would pass my driving i had no confidence in myself but thanx to ~~~~ for boosting me, thank u for your hardwork, encouragement and quality service you gave to me.I booked my test for the 8/8/14 and my theory was to expire on the… Read Full Review

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“Calm lessons”

Written on: 08/07/2014 by lbanner (1 review written)

I met my instructor yesturday for the first time. I found him really helpful, cheerful and calm. He helped to calm my nerves and I was happy to start from the bottom. I had previous private instructor that hardly taught me anything but the advisor soon taught me the basics… Read Full Review

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“Bennets driving review! -Excellent!”

Written on: 28/05/2014 by erKennedy496 (1 review written)

My driving instructor was very detailed and thorough. Worth the money unlike some other driving schools where I felt it was a money grabbing scheme! Very happy with my instructor, without her I wouldn't have passed! Definitely would recommend her!… Read Full Review

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“Good quality lessons”

Written on: 22/05/2014 by ChloeOsborne18 (1 review written)

Becky Tandy was my instructor and if it wasn't for her supporting me and our little chats I wouldn't have had the confidence to do it!! Very good at teaching thoroughly and quick to get me passed!! Very happy would recomened her as an instructor to anyone… Read Full Review

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“Highly recommended, cheap and definitely worth it.”

Written on: 25/04/2014 by C.b.lloyd (1 review written)

The cheapest lessons I've come across, and very good value for money. I had the most awesome driving instructor ever, she was really lovely and never shouted at me even when I was annoying. Got on really well with her, even though I'm not a big fan of driving, she got me through my test so I take my hat off too her as I'm pretty sure I didn't make it an easy task at times. Would recommend her to everyone! Overall, I had a lovely experience so thank you so much!… Read Full Review

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“PLEASE READ, DO NOT MAKE A BIG MISTAKE”

Written on: 11/04/2014 by andrealesleydavies (1 review written)

what a waste of time and money, shorted on every lesson due to some excuse or another. instructor was an arrogant waste of space. took up the offer advertised at 4 2 hour lessons and 1 1 hour for a total of £56.00, only to be told on the very last lesson that the instructor had booked it for 2 hours and that i had to pay an extra 19.00. instructors are contracted out through bennetts so the telephone operators convenientally cant do anything to help, apart from waffle on and talk rubbish… Read Full Review

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“Waste of time, money & confidence”

Written on: 10/04/2014 by Catharine-G (1 review written)

Started well, but a lack of commitment, support and judgement in the (crucial) final stages. My son failed his test twice with Bennetts - the first time for trying to pull away in the wrong gear & the second for leaving an indicator on. Presumably this just means that the examiner thought he was a good driver but not quite good/confident enough to pass. The thing that really grates though is that we had to wait for 6 weeks between tests and the instructor could only fit in 2 lessons in that… Read Full Review

Flipper2012's Response to Catharine-G's Review

Written on: 16/04/2014

The fact that your son failed twice isn't the fault of the driving instructor.....nerves always play a big part on tests and this is clearly what happened if he was driving well everywhere else. Why would you want to pay out for lots of un-necessary lessons inbetween tests, when his only faults could be corrected quite easily!

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“Very friendly, built up my confidence afd value for money!”

Written on: 09/04/2014 by lotchet (1 review written)

After abandoning driving for 4 years due to moving city for university, I finally bit the bullet and took driving lessons again. I had previously been at test standard and drove regularly, however after so long without being behind the wheel I really had forgotten most things! I booked the 15hrs with test included, taking 4hrs a week (2x2hrs) with the test last Monday. K K was a fantastic instructor and a genuinely nice guy. He made me feel really calm before the test and gave some honest… Read Full Review

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“not good”

Written on: 20/03/2014 by poorservice123 (1 review written)

Not very good service as the instructors are always late or cancelling appointments and still charging you fully for the lesson all they don't seem to be intrested when you fail and won't come out on tests when asked with you overall I wouldn't recommend this firm at all very poor service all together. … Read Full Review

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“Highly professional instructor and driving school”

Written on: 05/03/2014 by SeshuJosyula (1 review written)

Bennett's Deiving School staff have been extremely professional and polite since day 1. Having not been able to attend the exam two on three occasions in the past affected my morale. Sirus McCarthy, my instructor has been a gem not only improving my confidence behind the wheels but helped me boost my morale. After a series of unfortunate events, I've finally passed my exam early February. Thanks Bennets and Sirus once again for your support. Will definitely recommend them to friends and… Read Full Review

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“Knowledgeable instructor. Though anti-social and...”

Written on: 06/02/2014 by Alex_Trimm (1 review written)

My instructor easily pointed out what I had to work on and helped me in doing so. Though before my test got extremely angry at me as I didn't indicate properly, and put me on edge for my test. He is overall a not nice person in many respects and I would not recommend him to anyone. As a representative of Bennetts he did not do a good job… Read Full Review

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“The best instructor - Bennetts Driving School in...”

Written on: 07/01/2014

Thank you Becky . I liked my lessons and passed for first time. Thank you !… Read Full Review

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“Simply the best”

Written on: 19/12/2013 by Emmastar88 (1 review written)

From the very first phonecall the staff at bennetts put me at ease. Friendly and professional the service was top notch, I was placed with my fabulous instructor RT and was impressed from the first lesson. Her tehnique and confidence was flawless and I knew I was in safe hands (having tried other instructors before). I enjoyed my lessons and passed first time with only 3 minors after 3 months. Highly recommended :)… Read Full Review

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